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“This is dining in Southern California”

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Since 1981, Las Olas Mexican Restaurant has served the best authentic fresh Mexican food near the beach!Please join us for margaritas, lunch and dinner specials, full bar and craft beers, Taco Tuesdays, Happy Hour Monday thru Friday till 6 pm, group parties, dog friendly patio dining, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!The menu allows customers a wide variety of options: Build your own seafood, chicken, pork, or carne asada tacos, enjoy delicious favorites like roasted chili relleños stuffed with fall-off-the-bone-tender carnitas, or delight in our seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas. It's honest food, prepared fresh daily from scratch with wholesome ingredients - never powdered or granulated spice mixes like others tend to use - and their customers appreciate it.Want a Margarita or an ice cold beer? Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of our draft beer selections are from San Diego's own incredible breweries. Try the house infused roasted pineapple and jalapeño tequila in a Pineapple n' Chile Margarita some time. It's unique and delicious.Thanks for coming in we really appreciate your business!Visit us online or call any of our three locations for additional information.
Carlsbad, CA
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“This is dining in Southern California”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Las Olas is our go to place for beachside sunsets and good food. There are fancier places with finer dining choices, but this place really makes you feel like you're living in So Cal. It's complete packed on the weekends and parking can be tricky, but the food is always good. Sometimes the drinks aren't the greatest, but our waiter was eager to make it right. Great chips and salsa and one if our favorite date night restaurants.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Melissa S
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

A local took us to this restaurant as it came highly recommended by them. We had lunch menu. Very good food. Loved the slaw salad. Fish tacos very good. Ambiance was casual and across the PCH was the ocean. Very seaside surfer feel. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Server was great. Would recommend for some great So Cal Mexican cuisine.

Visited March 2014
Thank Amy K
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Level 6 Contributor
467 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Simple, BUSY, genuine . . . these are the words used to describe a great Mexican food experience. The margaritas are good, the guacamole is really some of the best, and the food is all tasty. If you happen to be in Cardiff by the Sea . . . go to Las Olas and have a bite or TWO!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mis_Adventurous
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great location. Good Mexican food. Sometimes crazy busy.”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Las Olas is a locals favorite. The marguerites are good, the Grilled Chicken Burrito has a nice array of flavors. On a sunny day, you're watching surfers catch waves, or the sun sink over the horizon. Definitely love sitting on the patio. Great for a date night, family dinner, or hanging out with friends.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank jsearle99
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Carlsbad, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Happy you're here”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

After A full day at the beach in Encinitas there's nothing better than margaritas & Mexican food. Especially when entertaining guests from the East Coast where it is frigid- Las Olas not disappoint.

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